Welcome to the Bay Area Chapter of SID
The Society for Information Display

September 29, 2023

BASID Annual Dinner, September 29, 2023

Matt Caspari, Managing Partner, Alumni Ventures

The Bay Area Chapter of SID invites you and your guest to the BASID 2023 Annual Dinner

Bay Area SID Chapter warmly invites you to join your local display industry colleagues for our annual social event, an evening full of delicious food, beverages, and great company! This year we are hosting our tradition at a brand new stunning location, The Glasshouse in San Jose, a 12,000 sq. ft. premier event space.

Reserve your spot today for you and your guests and enjoy the advantages of being an SID member. BASID is covering the majority of the expense making it more affordable to attend. In addition, this year we have a captivating speaker, a veteran in the venture capital world. Matt Caspari will share his insights on the venture industry focusing on new green technologies that promise to benefit our environment.

We are looking forward to seeing you at BASID’s Annual Dinner!

Venture Capital Trends and Climate Tech 2.0: Navigating the New Wave of Sustainable Innovation

The presentation will begin with an overview of the prevailing trends in the venture capital market. The spotlight will then shift to the evolution of climate tech investing, drawing a clear contrast between the first wave (Climate Tech 1.0) and the current, more investable market dynamics (Climate Tech 2.0). We will explore the unique opportunities and challenges that this new wave presents, not only for investors and entrepreneurs but also for society at large, underscoring the transformational potential of sustainable innovation.
Matt Caspari is an accomplished entrepreneur and investor with 20 years of experience. As a Managing Partner at Alumni Ventures, he focuses on investing in mission-driven founders and frontier technologies that can reshape our world. He’s made investments spanning AI, aviation, battery technology, cybersecurity, defense, direct air capture of CO2, energy generation, longevity, and sustainable food production. Prior to joining Alumni Ventures, Matt was a leader of the innovation team at Nike where he oversaw a portfolio of projects and led global cross-functional teams. Matt was the founding CEO of Aurora Biofuels, which grew to over 100 employees and raised more than $100M in capital before being acquired by Reliance Industries. Matt holds an MBA with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a BS in Biochemistry from Georgetown University.

Venue: The Glasshouse

84 W Santa Clara St. #100
San Jose, CA 95113


5:30pm: Beverage reception with hors d’oeuvres
6:30pm: Dinner served
7:30pm: Keynote address

Parking Information: ParkSJ: Market & San Pedro Square Parking Garage , 45 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95113

Menu: To be updated.

Pricing: SID member+up to 3 guests, $50/ person. SID membership registration link


SID, Bay Area would like to thank our sponsor Corning for their generous support.

Corning develops cutting-edge solutions in consumer electronics, advanced optics materials for the semiconductor industry, and many applications in between.

Xudong Wang

BA-SID Professional Person Spotlight

Sudip Mukhopadhyay BA SID Sportlight

Xudong Wang

Xudong Wang is a Scientist at Nanosys Inc. Milpitas CA, working on quantum dot materials for QD-OLED and QD-MicroLED display technologies.

Xudong is a passionate material scientist with more than ten years of experience in optoelectronic nanomaterials.

Xudong earned his B.S. in Chemistry and M.S. in Polymer Science from Jilin University in China. He then obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Prof. Jing Zhao’s group at the University of Connecticut with his research focusing on synthesis and spectroscopy of quantum dot materials. Prior to his current position at Nanosys, Xudong was a postdoc scholar in Prof. David S. Ginger’s lab at the University of Washington working on perovskite nanocrystal based single photon source for quantum information science.

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